Joint Letter in Response to RMX 2.0 and Title 42 Continuation

December 17, 2021

We, the undersigned 242 organizations, write in dismay at the administration’s decision to expand the Remain in Mexico policy and deploy it in tandem with…

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Human Rights First’s Magnitsky Recommendations to the Australian Parliament

December 2, 2021


Dear Members of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade:

On behalf of Human Rights First, it is a privilege to…

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Joint NGO Letter on U.S. Compliance with Convention Against Torture Obligations

December 1, 2021

Dear Secretary Blinken, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, Chargé d’Affaires Moeling, and Ambassador Rice:

We write to express deep concerns about reports that the Biden administration has submitted…

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NGO Letter to DHS and USCIS on Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers

November 17, 2021

Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Director Jaddou,

We, the 75 undersigned organizations, write to urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to eliminate – rather than…

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What’s Happening Behind the UAE’s PR Mask

October 29, 2021

For many years, the United Arab Emirates has been one of Washington’s most repressive military allies. Its brutal targeting of human rights defenders, its leadership…

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Title 42 is Not About Public Health. It’s About Exclusion.

October 21, 2021

by Paloma Delgado, former Human Rights First Intern


Using Title 42 to expel migrants and asylum seekers from the United States has never been…

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Legal Service Providers Joint Letter on MPP

October 19, 2021

Dear President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Mayorkas, and Attorney General Garland:

The undersigned 73 legal services providers, law school clinics, and law firms, write…

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Human Rights First Comment on Asylum Process Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

October 18, 2021

Human Rights First submits these comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration…

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